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Sexual Harassment Against Women

Updated on February 24, 2015
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According to report, sexual harassment on women continues to escalate by the day. The rate at which women are harassed is at the higher rate. There have been lots of report cases of sexual harassment on women whereby after trying some of such report/case it will turn out to be fabrication. It is either she reported her victim with intention to loot money from him or she might be hired to bring down an opposition politician by tarnishing his status.

Just few months back, there was speculation that a high profile personality has been accused of sexually harassing a hotel attendant, apparently it was a set up, the accused was not guilty after all and it means there was nothing like sexual harassment as claimed by the woman. I learnt that the man in question was vying for a political position and I began to ask, does it mean that all these accusation are prospect to ruin his chances of contesting or even winning the proposed election?

And this type of incident can ruin an attempt to help innocent ones who are being sexually abused because nobody knows whether it is true or false except where there is reasonable evidence. I asked again does it mean that women are the one making things difficult by themselves? Because if most of the reported sexual harassment turns out to be false, how will they even listen to another report of such even if it true? Won’t they take it as another cock tail?

According to Nigeria Punch Newspaper dated 1st August 2011 “India recorded almost 22,000 rape cases in 2008, 18 per cent up on 2004, the National Crime Records Bureau says.” According to this report, it means that rape cases are increasing by the day and probably because of the untruthful women, most of the culprits of these cases were never persecuted. And it became imperative for me to insert that If the culprits of all these cases are persecuted it will reduce the high rate of sexual abuse on innocent women.

Sexual abuse or harassment is described as a situation whereby a woman is forced to have sex without her consent. When a man forcefully have carnal knowledge of a woman its termed as rape, it is rape even if the person who committed this felony against you is your boyfriend.


Bad companies: choosing friends might seem very easy but I must say that it is act of taking a risk though it has become imperative to take risk but one has to be sensitive and cautious while taking some risk like choosing friends because the friends you choose can either make or mar you, opt friends with people you can trust. There was a report of a university female student who was raped by two men. Her friend in the university asked her to accompany her to the house of these two men who later raped her, being her friend she agreed and followed her.

When they got there, her friend excused herself leaving her with those men. She did not knowing that her girlfriend initiated the rape plan with them though later they were arrested alongside with her girlfriend but the damage has been done. It is very crucial to know your friends very well because after discussing your secret with him/her they might destroy you through those things you discussed with them.

Avoid Indecent Dressing: there is a popular saying “you are address the way you dress” and on that note I want to say that our dressing speaks much about us. Your dressing might be saying different thing about you. Is indecent-dressing linked to sexual harassment? You may ask and I must say yes but before you nail me continue reading to find out why I said yes.

It is very unfortunate that some women has choosing prostitution as their business or occupation and we all know that every profession has it own dress code for instance when you see a banker, lawyer, military man you can only identify them by their dressing.

These women who sleep with men for money dress to entice and attract men (their customers). Their dressing code is always skimpy and lucent, meanwhile if you are being seen with such dressing men can easily misunderstand you though you might be comfortable with the dressing but as some part of the body were exposed they will think that you are loosed and thereby making erroneous advances on you.

A woman was quoted saying that “Every girl has the right to wear whatever she wants, to do whatever she wants to do with her body”. And I disagree with that, our body deserves some respect in as much we should were what fits us. You can look sexy without exposing some concealed part of your body. If you want to be respected, you have to respect yourself first.

Punishing the Culprits
Finally, to eradicate sexual abuse, those who has been tried and are found guilty should be punished if not women will continue to suffer from the hands of these cursed dogs in human shape who go about hunting their victim whom are always women.


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    Ijeoma Peter 2 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

    Dashingscorpio you are always on point. There is nothing wrong complimenting a lady for her fine legs but its becomes a harassment when the same man would come back and say 'wow you 've got such a hot legs', don't you think so? Especially when you have no relationship whatsoever with the lady in question. Therefore, there should be a limit to our behavior towards the opposite sex to avoid misunderstanding our real intention(s). Thanks for your feedback.

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    The problem with sexual harassment once you get beyond the obvious overtly display is it often comes down to how the woman feels about the man.

    Two men can say the exact same things to a woman; "Your legs look great with that dress." If she has a "crush" on one of them it's "compliment" and if dislikes the other it's "sexual harassment".

    In the U.S. several years ago a male employee got into trouble because a woman overheard him telling a fellow male co-worker about a Jerry Seinfeld TV episode that dealt with which character could go the longest without masturbating. Odds are many women across America saw that episode and laughed but this woman was offended simply overhearing about it.

    Therefore since sexual harassment in many instances is in the eye of the beholder it's probably best that co-workers avoid any type of flirting or compliments which could in the slightest be implied as inappropriate.